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  1. #1
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    Apr 2006
    The Great State of Louisiana
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    An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    The neighboring town to me had their annual town-wide garage sale and flea market this past weekend. After walking what seemed like 50 miles visiting who knows how many booths and garage sales, I only bought this one book for fifty cents. The book isn't rare or valuable, but what was inside made me think this was a great find. The little personal notes written in the book by a seventh grade girl gave this book, in my opinion, an amazing amount of character. It gives you a brief moment in the mind of a child from the early part of the 20th century. The copyright date is 1912.

    This is the front cover page of the book, just so you know what the book it.
    http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...na79/Book1.jpg

    The girl, named Mable Cardozo, wrote her name and grade twice on the inside cover.
    http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...na79/Book2.jpg

    Mable wrote a list in the back of the book of all of the reading requirments for her class.
    http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...na79/Book3.jpg

    This was the most interesting part to me. She lists some things she would like to have for Easter, and assignment outline, and a small grocery list.
    http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...na79/Book4.jpg

    I searched all of the census records with Heritage Quest, as well as a search on familysearch.org, but came up with nothing for Mable Cardozo. If anyone has any other ideas on how to find out her married name and if there are any living kin, I would be interested to find out. I would gladly give the book to a child, grandchild, or any other of her relatives who would want it.

    Otherwise, I am just going to keep it, and read the stories inside to my kids - they are great short stories. So little ol' Mable still exists in some small way.

  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2005
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    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    That is a really nice find ! The personal writings of the little child makes it priceless ! A window into history !

    mojjax

  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2007
    Katy, TX
    39

    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    Try this link to Ancestry. It's the 1920 census, when Mabel apparently lived in Covington. It looks like she was born in Guatemala in about 1915 to Jamaican parents. I didn't find a marriage record but I really didn't search that much. If you can't access the link, let me know.


    http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/s...fedcen&indiv=1

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2006
    The Great State of Louisiana
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    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    The link didn't work for me - I have to log in.

    So this would put the notes written in the book in the late 20's. Interesting. Covington is only a few miles away from where I live.

    I'll ask a couple of the local elderlies that I know if they knew Mable. Covngton was a fairly small town until the last twenty years or so and a couple of people that I know have lived here their whole lives. I'm also good friends with the head of the genealogy department at the Covington branch library. I'll see what he can dig up in regards to marriage, if she did get married.

    Well, I will make an effort to find a relative. This would be really cool if I could return it!


  5. #5
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    Apr 2006
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    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    shelltox -

    I did find it on the 1920 census through another website. Thank you for finding it for me!

  6. #6
    um
    Feb 2007
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    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    This is such a really cool find and as an aside did any one else notice the price of eggs has actually gone down, presuming she's talking about one dozen. I sure hope you can track a relative or some else down Lenin, please keep us posted on this thread.
    http://www.thegoldenolde.com

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    Dec 2004
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    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    come on Lennon be honest its your book
    cool i like stuff like that have a few of my Gama's old books
    and they similar hand written things like that
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

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    May 2005
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    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    PL,

    that is a nice find.

    Just a bit of one persons history.

    Congrat on your find.

    Only 50 cents; for so much in return.

    have a good un...................
    SHERMANVILLE

    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  9. #9
    us
    Apr 2006
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    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    Well, I called the only Cardozo in the St. Tammany phone book, and it is her nephew. He said that Mable has one son still living in Texas. I am mailing the book to her nephew, who said he would ensure it got to her son.

    It is going tomorrow in the mail, so case closed. I will miss the little book, however.

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    May 2005
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    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    Quote Originally Posted by PimpLenin
    Well, I called the only Cardozo in the St. Tammany phone book, and it is her nephew. He said that Mable has one son still living in Texas. I am mailing the book to her nephew, who said he would ensure it got to her son.

    It is going tomorrow in the mail, so case closed. I will miss the little book, however.

    CLASS MOVE. YOUR THE MAN. OUTSTANDING.
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  11. #11
    TreasureTales

    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    That's a great thing to do. Kudos to you for sending that book to her son via the nephew.

  12. #12
    us
    Mar 2007
    Katy, TX
    39

    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    I'm glad you found her family, it's a wonderful thing you're doing.

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    Dec 2004
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    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    thats y he's the pimp 8)
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

  14. #14

    Feb 2007
    Central Indiana
    376

    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    Way to go.....
    Diggit.....................Diggit................. ....Diggit

  15. #15
    ca
    Feb 2007
    Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
    A Compass Magnum 420 recently brought back to life. And an untested "in the wild" Teknetics.
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    Re: An Interesting Book Find (at least I think so ;-))

    Quote Originally Posted by PimpLenin

    I searched all of the census records with Heritage Quest, as well as a search on familysearch.org, but came up with nothing for Mable Cardozo. If anyone has any other ideas on how to find out her married name and if there are any living kin, I would be interested to find out. I would gladly give the book to a child, grandchild, or any other of her relatives who would want it.

    Otherwise, I am just going to keep it, and read the stories inside to my kids - they are great short stories. So little ol' Mable still exists in some small way.
    I'm guessing this is her.

    Mable Cox, Born 1902.
    See: http://www.jonathanpaul.org/silvey/g.../g0000195.html

    Father: Thomas W. COX
    Mother: Alva_Mae Estella FLEMING
    http://www.jonathanpaul.org/silvey/g.../g0000195.html

    Obituary for; Mable Cardozo Cox, dated: September 17, 1997. I assume that she didn't like her last name, or simply chose not to put it in her book, or this isn't her and she lead a totally uneventful and obscure life?

    Found here:
    "The Times Picayune, 1997 Obituary Index Orleans Parish Louisiana
    Source: The Times Picayune Newspaper New Orleans Louisiana
    Year Completed January 2003"
    FTP Server: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb...es/tpi1997.txt

    Quoted from:
    "AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF DEATHS
    IN METRO NEW ORLEANS LA.
    FOR THE MONTH OF
    SEPTEMBER 1997
    AS PUBLISHED IN THE TIMES-PICAYUNE"

    LAST_NAME FIRST_NAME DATE SECTION (N)otice
    PUBLISHED PAGE (O)bit
    (P)icture
    COX MABLE CARDOZO 17 SEP 1997 B-5 N

    Webpage: http://www.geocities.com/jeffersonge...s/d0997a-f.htm

    Just a guess.


    F.
    Quote of Sir Joshua Reynolds': "There is no expedient, to which a man will not resort; to avoid the real labor, of thinking."

 

 

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